Get started with Library services
We are here to help with our free programs and services. Whether you need help preparing your taxes, starting a business or applying to college, we have experts here to guide you. We can also help if you want to become a United States citizen or learn English. You do not need a Library card to use most of our services. Check our event calendar for upcoming help sessions, classes and more.
Library Services FAQs
What services do you provide for business owners and managers?
Our Library to Business program can help you plan, launch and run your business. We can help you research your market, find a funding source, apply for licenses and more. We also offer some of our business workshops in Spanish.
Can you help me with my job search?
Can you help me with my taxes?
We offer free Tax Help in partnership with United Way of King County and AARP. During tax season, tax forms are available at the Central Library and many branches. Visit our Tax Help page to find resources and assistance completing your taxes.
Can you help me learn about my ancestry?
We have one of the largest collections of genealogy resources in the state at the Central Library. You can make an appointment with one of our genealogy librarians, or explore on your own. You can access Ancestry Library Edition, America’s GenealogyBank and other online resources for free with your Library card.
Can you help my kids succeed in school?
Our Student Success programs help kids K-12 succeed in school and prepare for college. Whether your kids need help with homework, math and reading skills, or filling out a college application, our trained tutors can help during drop-in hours.
Can you help me prepare for college?
Our trained tutors can help you fill out your college applications, write winning essays or prepare for tests. We also offer special programs to help you understand and complete financial aid form. Find upcoming events and drop-in hours on our College Readiness page.